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ADA in Emergencies
Downed power line safety:
- After a storm, limbs and debris may hide an electrical hazard. Treat all downed power lines as if they are energized.
- Just because power lines are damaged does not mean they are dead. Stay far away, and keep others away from them.
- Never turn off power at the breaker box if you have to stand in water to do so.
- Never step into a flooded basement. Water may be in contact with electrical outlets or appliances.